Weston Creek Community Council | AGM next week

Our next public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 7.30pm at the Raiders Club in Weston.

We will have a presentation by the ACT Parks and Conservation Service on the Molonglo River Reserve Plan. It will also be our annual general meeting.

Last month there was a good presentation and discussion on the ACT Government "Your Say Community Panel" which is of interest to everyone who lives in Canberra.

Proposed new car parks at Cooleman Court: We have written to Minister Steel in relation to the proposed 150 temporary car parking places provided on the open space behind the Bus Stop on Parkinson Street and are meeting with the Minister on 4 September on this and other issues.

Service station on the Cotter Road: After a seven year wait from when we started lobbying for a new service station in the area, the service station adjacent to the RSPCA has finally opened.

New bus network: We have met with transport officials and sought better signage for the bus stops on Parkinson Street, better spacing of the buses going to and from Tuggeranong, dedicated bus bays at Woden for Weston Creek and a review of passenger numbers on the rapid services at peak times to see if bigger buses can be provided. We are always wanting to hear how the new bus network is operating both from the commuter's perspective but also from the school children perspective.

Holder Wetlands: The open day at the new Holder Wetlands on Sunday, August 11 was a success. We will see if a new Holder Wetlands Carers Group can be formed.

New Walk-in-Centre: Work has commenced on the new Walk-in-Centre adjacent to the southside parking area at Cooleman Court. We are told that it is on track to open in November. Council looks forward to this.

Developments in Molonglo: We are pleased to see the positive move by the Capital Airport Group to maintain the supermarket at the Denman Shops. This is very important for the Molonglo community. ACTPLA has refused the development applications for the Koko development and the KFC proposal, while also refusing the request for re-consideration of the POD proposal in Coombs.

Get in touch: If there are issues that you wish to raise or discuss, please phone the council on 6288 8975. Otherwise, to keep-up-to-date with all issues affecting Weston Creek, please monitor the Weston Creek Community Council's website at westoncreek.org.au or follow us on Facebook.